Decreasing Pain, Increasing Range
With so many messages about healthy diets, exercise, medications and supplements, we can easily loose track of what healthy means and how to achieve it. It's worthy of pause to reflect on where health originates: from within. Our bodies know how to heal and maintain themselves without conscious effort. We typically take this natural process for granted until we experience discomfort or disease. Diet, exercise, medications and supplements can help restore needed balance, but sometimes these processes can become blocked.
Doctors of Osteopathy, or DOs, are fully-licensed physicians traditionally trained to understand the ways that injury or illness in one part of the body can affect the whole person. By balancing all body systems rather than simply concentrating on treating symptoms, this minimizes reliance on mediations or the need for surgery.
The goal of osteopathic medicine is to correct abnormal structures in the body that cause disease. Whether back pain or a former injury that was treated but never resolved, a hands-on approach is applied with osteopathy to diagnose and treat ailments. By using techniques to move muscles, tissues, and joints, we use gentle tactile pressure, soft tissue stretching and contractions. This restores improved function to the imparied area. These manipulations strengthen the musculoskeletal framework and positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
At Osteopathic Horizons, we take time to thoroghly listen to patient's medical issues and then initiate individualized treatment plans to improve a patient's ability to function in everyday activities. By decreasing one's pain and increasing range of mobility, we help patient's achieve a more balanced bodily system.
Chistopher Ngo, DO is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and owner of Osteopathic Horizons located at Stillpointe Wellness Center 2135 Dorothy Dr., Ste. 6, Belleville, Illinois. For more information call 618-235-8422 or email ChrisNgo.DO@gmail.com.